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Weather forecasting centers around the world have now declared that an El Niño, the most powerful fluctuation in Earth’s climate
system, has begun in the tropical Pacific.
El Niño is a warming of the Pacific Ocean as part of a complex ...
France has urged world nations to publish their climate
-saving targets by October, well ahead of crucial December treaty talks in Paris. France issued its call in Berlin at preparatory talks involving 35 nations.
French Foreign Minister ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking a global emissions-trading system to help curb climate change
Nations should identify their climate
-protection targets quickly and live up to financial-aid promises made to poor
nations, she ...
Over nearly 15 years spent studying ticks, Indiana University's Keith Clay has found southern Indiana to be an oasis free from Lyme disease, the condition most associated with these arachnids that are the second most common parasitic disease ...
The civil war in Syria has been devastating, generating a death toll fast approaching 100,000, while uprooting millions of civilians from their homes.But as the US and Russia signed an unprecedented accord on Wednesday in search of a ...
In 2050 there will be enough water to produce food for a global population of nine billion, but over-consumption and climate change
will increase water scarcity in the planet`s neediest regions
, finds a new report from the UN Food and Agriculture ...
Three kinds of whale, six varieties of seal, the walrus and the polar bear all have these five things in common: they are marine mammals; they depend on the Arctic for their survival as species; they are vulnerable; and biologists know ...
On a warm March afternoon, farmer Cannon Michael walks alongside wheat fields adjacent to his house in Los Banos, in California's Central Valley. Most of these fields won't be watered again this year.
Cannon Michael in on a mission to ...
Love scrumptious vegan pizza? You’d better enjoy it while you can, because climate change
is moving in to hog a slice. According to an Australian report, Appetite for Change
, climate change
isn’t just going to decimate existing crops — it’s also ...
From tasteless carrots to sunburned apples, a new report by two University of Melbourne researchers paints a challenging picture for Australia's agricultural sector and the impacts of climate change
in the decades to come.
Through the ...
Appetite for Change
, a report prepared by leading climate
scientists David Karoly and Richard Eckard at the University of Melbourne, reveals the impact that shifting rainfall patterns, extreme weather, warming oceans, and climate
-related diseases ...
Japan will provide assistance amounting to US$4 billion (2.71 billion pounds) in the coming four years to reduce the number of disaster victims and their suffering around the world, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on ...
Water is the driving force of all nature, Leonardo da Vinci claimed. Unfortunately for our planet, supplies are now running dry – at an alarming rate. The world’s population continues to soar but that rise in numbers has not been matched by an ...
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans will suffer a premature death in the next two decades as the result of governments' failure to act on air pollution, Europe's environmental watchdog has warned.
In 2011 more than 400,000 are estimated ...
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans will suffer a premature death in the next two decades as the result of governments’ failure to act on air pollution, Europe’s environmental watchdog has warned.
In 2011, the latest year for which ...
Manmade global warming helped spark the brutal civil war in Syria by doubling to tripling the odds that a crippling drought in the Fertile Crescent would occur shortly before the fighting broke out, according to a groundbreaking new study ...
Following more than two centuries of fossil-fueled industrialization, during which the atmosphere has been used as a free dump for climate
-changing pollution, an incipient era of carbon-pollution pricing is paying dividends to the ...
The findings raise concerns about whether warming conditions will make certain parts of the ocean uninhabitable for a wide range of marine life that needs oxygen to survive.
Scientists are finding clues about how climate change
A coalition of conservative pressure groups has defeated any hope that congressional Republicans would back a gas tax increase to fund our nation’s transportation.
A higher gas tax is badly needed. The gas tax has not been raised since ...
s are the bane of humanity. The metaphor of a frog in a pot being warmed slowly seems quite apt for the way humanity is struggling with global warming. 2014 is now the warmest year in the instrumental record. Even as the global warming ...
Small-plot farming can be a risky business with livelihoods dependent on increasingly unpredictable weather, but new research suggests that the growth of climate
-linked insurance schemes could help protect poor
farmers against bad ...
It’s widely accepted that climate change
will have bigger negative impacts on poor
er countries than wealthy ones. However, a new economic modeling study finds that the economic impacts on these poor
er countries could be much larger than previous ...
The Earth's polar regions
are some of the planet's most fragile places.
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as anywhere else on Earth, and snow and ice cover are declining significantly. Part of Antarctica has warmed faster than anywhere ...
Surprising new research has sharply downgraded the perceived climate
impacts of the gathering and burning of wood by residents of poor
and developing countries who rely on the fuel to keep warm and cook food.
Of the 2.8 billion people ...
Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim economic pressures, growing popular resistance, and the efforts of government regulators have all shocked the energy industry. Oil prices are falling, colleges and ...